Decorated veteran and former two-time UFC champion Frank Mir was knocked out by Mark Hunt in the main event of last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, and the stoppage loss has justifiably called the 36-year-old legend’s UFC career into serious question.
Mir has most certainly been one of the most accomplished heavyweights in UFC history, holding the record for most bouts in the weight class while transcending three UFC eras over an illustrious career that has lasted almost an unprecedented 15 years. But his latest knockout loss to Hunt was Mir’s sixth loss in his last eight bouts, and his eighth overall knockout loss to the best heavyweights in the world.
It’s left the mixed martial arts community discussing whether or not Mir should retire to take a job in the UFC and take his much-deserved spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. The lethal Brazilian jiu-jitsu practicioner simply doesn’t have anything left to prove in MMA, even in a division as shallow as the UFC heavyweight landscape, but obviously the competitive fires are hard to put out for a fighter of Mir’s caliber and resume.
What do you think? Should Mir retire, or should he fight again?